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Ex-Rep. John Young dies; he was in JFK motorcade

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Former Rep. John A. Young, who was in the motorcade carrying President Kennedy when he was assassinated, died Tuesday in Virginia. He was 85.

Young, a Corpus Christi native, served as representative for 22 years until he was defeated in the 1978 Democratic primary. He later practiced law in Washington and in Corpus Christi, as well as working as a lobbyist.

He was a retired Navy lieutenant commander and served during World War II.